Special Event Volunteers

Join the Fun

Are you looking for a fun opportunity to give back to your community, but have limited time available?  Join our special events volunteer program! Email volunteers@okczoo.org for more information.  


Special event volunteers assist with a variety of conservation and holiday-themed events.  They perform a variety of tasks, such as passing out candy to trick-or-treaters, giving medals to 5K runners, and assisting guests with wayfinding at evening events.


2019 Event Opportunities

*All dates and times are subject to change*




Age Requirement

Monarch Madness 5K

Sept. 14

5:15am - 10am

8 years with chaperone

Haunt the Zoo

Oct. 20, 26 and 27

8:15am-12pm, or 11:15am-2pm, or 1:15pm-5pm

8 years with a chaperone




  • Serve at least 1 shift of about 3-5 hours in length, including an event orientation.


  • Age requirements vary by event.  (See chart above)
  • Ability to walk or self-transport to the appropriate station.
  • Ability to stand and/or sit for up to 5 hours.
  • Ability to work in reasonable weather conditions.
  • Ability to understand and follow directions.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Good oral communication skills.
  • Hand dexterity to use clicker counter, collect tickets, or distribute materials.

Additional information

  • Volunteers receive documentation of service hours, a free Zoo admission ticket, and prize opportunities.
  • Information about what to wear or bring with you will be detailed in your confirmation email.
  • Volunteers who do not adhere to safety or other Zoo rules will not be allowed to volunteer.
  • The OKC Zoo is not designated as a 501(c)(3).
  • We cannot provide court-appointed community service.
  • Click here for Frequently Asked Questions.
  • Please contact volunteers@okczoo.org with any additional questions.
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